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naiveadjective

 us   /nɑˈiv/
too ready to believe someone or something, or to trust that someone’s intentions are good, esp. because of a lack of experience: It was naive of her to think that she would ever get her money back.
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naiveadjective

(also naïve, naïf) uk   /naɪˈiːv/  us   /naɪˈiːv/ mainly disapproving
C1 too willing to believe that someone is telling the truth, that people's intentions in general are good, or that life is simple and fair. People are often naive because they are young and/or have not had much experience of life: She was very naive to believe that he'd stay with her. They make the naive assumption that because it's popular it must be good. It was a little naive of you to think that they would listen to your suggestions.
naively
adverb (also naïvely) uk   /naɪˈiːv.li/  us   /naɪˈiːv.li/
I naively believed he was telling the truth.
(Definition of naive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “naive”
in Korean 순진한…
in Arabic ساذِج…
in Malaysian naif…
in Russian наивный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕信的, 天真的, 幼稚的…
in Italian ingenuo…
in Turkish saf, deneyimsiz, toy…
in Polish naiwny…
in Spanish ingenuo, cándido…
in Vietnamese ngờ nghệch, ngây thơ…
in Portuguese ingênuo…
in Thai ตรงไปตรงมา, ซื่อบริสุทธิ์…
in Catalan ingenu…
in Japanese だまされやすい, うぶな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻信的, 天真的, 幼稚的…
in Indonesian polos, bodoh…
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